Gauche is when the large atoms are staggered adjacent to each other (60 degrees) and anti is when the large atoms are opposite each other (180 degrees). Both are staggered but the names gauche and anti tell you the different energies of the conformations.
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Regarding this, what is a gauche interaction?
Gauche: The relationship between two atoms or groups whose dihedral angle is more than 0o (i.e., eclipsed) but less than 120o (i.e., the next eclipsed conformation). A conformation which has one or more gauche interactions is can be called a gauche conformation.
One may also ask, is gauche or eclipsed more stable? This is called the gauche conformation. The gauche form is less stable than the anti form due to steric hindrance between the two methyl groups but still is more stable than the eclipsed formations. The other eclipsed conformation occurs at the angles of 60 and 300 degrees.
Then, why is anti more stable than gauche?
In the most stable conformation, the two methyl groups lie as far apart from each other as possible with a dihedral angle of 180 degrees. This particular staggered conformation is called anti. The gauche form is less stable than the anti form by 0.9 kcal/mol due to steric hindrance between the two methyl groups.
What is gauche Newman projection?
If there is a chain of carbon as an attachment in both the front and back carbon, and the attachments are 60 degrees apart, this is considered a gauche conformation. If the carbon attachments are on opposite ends, 180 degrees apart, this is considered an anti conformation.
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